A tough choice

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My decision after the break —


  1. C said,

    April 11, 2020 @ 2:54 pm

    That’s a dodgy die: the 4 and 3 should be on opposite faces!

  2. mg said,

    April 11, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

    I want one with Mary Robinette Kowal, John Scalzi, Jim C. Hines, Kristin Cashore, Connie Willis, and Brandon Sanderson.

  3. John Swindle said,

    April 11, 2020 @ 3:39 pm

    @mg: They're not dead.

  4. Andrew Usher said,

    April 11, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

    How many people notice? We know that opposite sides sum to 7, and I add that that completely describes a die up to handedness (hold the corner containing 1,2, and 3 up to you – if the increasing numbers go clockwise, call it right-handed.)

    k_over_hbarc at yahoo.com

  5. Gregory Kusnick said,

    April 11, 2020 @ 10:07 pm

    John Swindle: Officially, Hubbard's not dead either, merely disembodied.

  6. Peter Taylor said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 3:56 am

    Is there a deep underlying logic to the selection or the clustering? E.g. GGM by himself would make sense in context (both Love in a Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude are apt in their own way for quarantine), but I can't continue that into a pattern for house #5.

  7. Robot Therapist said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 6:07 am


  8. bks said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 7:03 am

    The party is in House #1.

  9. David L said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 9:54 am

    But the drunken brawling is in #6 (not sure how Zora Neale would deal with that…)

  10. bratschegirl said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 10:47 am

    2, no question. Confinement with Jane Austen would be my idea of heaven.

  11. mg said,

    April 12, 2020 @ 2:35 pm

    @John – fine, then
    Octavia Butler
    Harper Lee
    Jade Snow Wong
    Luisa May Alcott
    George Eliot

  12. Barbara Phillips Long said,

    April 14, 2020 @ 1:09 am

    Each house is a Bleak House without Charles Dickens.

  13. Toma said,

    April 14, 2020 @ 11:47 am

    I just want to be wherever Flannery O'Connor is. She wouldn't be allowed to bring her peacocks inside the house, right?

  14. Daniel Barkalow said,

    April 16, 2020 @ 4:13 pm

    There's got to be one with Mario Puzo, W. P. Kinsella, Robertson Davies, and Doris Lessing. (Maybe also William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Pierre Berton, if they're not stuck elsewhere.) And if I'm not going to be dead either, bell hooks and Ondaatje could show up with me.

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